State Tourism Cuts Elevate Local Concerns

OCEAN CITY – As predicted, Governor Martin O’Malley included significant cuts to the state’s tourism budget when he announced this week he had slashed roughly $280 million from the state’s general budget, but the impact of those cuts on Ocean City and Worcester County remain uncertain.O’Malley on Tuesday announced $280 million in budget cuts as… Read more »

Bayscape Planting Added To Beach Program

OCEAN CITY – The pilot program launched this spring to enhance the beach district will see another year of planting and will also see the addition of bayscape planting, after receiving unanimous approval from the Mayor and Council Tuesday.Gail Blazer, environmental engineer, came before the Mayor and Council Tuesday to convey the success of the… Read more »

Council Advances Bayside Development Changes

OCEAN CITY – The special regulations for bayside development, also known as Bayside Height by Right, underwent further discussion this week as the Planning Commission made its final recommendation to the Mayor and Council. Jesse Houston, director of Planning and Development, came before the Mayor and Council Tuesday to present the final recommendations made by… Read more »